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9.4 out of 10

Sony SAL50F18

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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality from Sony...AGAIN

Adorama
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Serious amatuer photographers on a budget will love this lens. Great photos are captured with its f/1.8 aperature. Great for cropped-sensor cameras, it takes stunning portraits, and its fixed focal length is a winner for those days when you need to carry light for your street photography outings. It boasts a super smooth (and quiet) autofocus. While it doesn't affect the performance of this lens whatsoever, it doesn't come with a lens hood.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fixed Focal Length, Great portraits, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Quiet Smooth Autofocus
  • Cons: No lens hood
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Overall 8
8.0

Great beginning portrait lens.

suemr, Bestbuy
11 January 2014
  • Summary: This lens is a great pick for a beginning portrait lens. It is a decent price. The build could be improved, because it is noisy when focusing.
  • Pros: Good price
  • Cons: Noisy focusing
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0

love this lens!

pipelinemoe, Sony
9 October 2013
  • Summary: love it love the price love almost everything if it had a little more build quality ..such as metal mounting plate to the camera body it wouldn't seem so gimicky that said its a great lens at a great price and im very happy with it the focus motor seems a little noisey but most times i have it in manual hope this helps you make your mind up
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Overall 8
8.0

good for the price

Jinger Brulz, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • Summary: I was pleasantly surprised. This was a great lens for the price. Takes some great photographs and even some good macro shots.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens.

Romeo "Tylercaulfield", Amazon
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Love the lens and love the quality of the pictures. I am no way a professional so I won't get into specifics other than I have gotten better pictures with this lens than with the stock on my Sony a65. I would give it a 4.5 if I could and I almost want to go for the 5 because my only complaint may very well be my mistake.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0

Great lens for macro photos for beginners

hibbie55, Bestbuy
28 June 2013
  • Summary: As a beginner in digital photography, I found this lens great for macro photos with my sony a65.
  • Pros: Ease of use , great auto focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Dam inpressive!!!

Minvan, Adorama
26 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Just brought this lens today, and so far its very impressive. very clear lens and sharp, loving that can get better low light portraits shots.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens for the price!

Cabotf, Adorama
26 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I decided to wait a few weeks and put the lens through projects requiring a 50mm lens. I was completely impressed with the capabilities of this lens in relation to the price. It delivered crisp tack sharp images over and over without requiring minute adjusting on my part. <br />I have read other reviews if this lens where the reviewed complained that is was &quot;plastic&quot; feeling.<br />It doesn't matter how it feels, it matters how it delivers image quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, cheap, fun. Buy it.

k_sulikosky, Ebay
2 February 2013
  • Summary: Loving this lens, attached to my alpha 65 it autofocuses quickly and accurately and just takes amazing sharp pictures with that "pop" you get with the defocus of a 50mm, I rate it down one star for being a plastic fantastic, although it is an amazing lens for >$250. Would buy again for sure.
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy with the lens.

Rudy, Adorama
7 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Happy
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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